Lacazette's Injury Scare For Arsenal
Alexandre Lacazette was among the scorers in Arsenal’s 2-1 victory over Sevilla to win the Emirates Cup.
But the French striker limped off after scoring the goal that happened to be his first in front of home fans.
Lacazette is under pressure to make an immediate impact after Arsene Wenger splashed out 52 million ($68 million, 58 million euros) to sign the France striker from Lyon earlier this month.
The 26-year-old shrugged off an anonymous first half to mark his maiden start at the Emirates Stadium with Arsenal's second-half equaliser after Joaquin Correa had put the Spaniards ahead.
But Lacazette's afternoon ended in pain when he was forced off in the closing stages of the pre-season friendly.
With Arsenal due to face Chelsea in the Community Shield at Wembley on August 6 before opening their Premier League campaign against Leicester City five days later, Wenger will be hoping Lacazette's injury is nothing serious.
Wenger's initial impression was that Lacazette would recover quickly.
"He was ok. I took him off but it was not because of the injury," said Wenger.
"He suffered because we were a bit flat and he didn't get much service. But when he was involved he was intelligent, he protected the ball well and he got his goal.
"That's him. To score goals is to be in the right place when the cross comes in and he has that quality."
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